Happy hump day, Mes Amies.

Is the first week of 2021 treating you well so far?

Last week I shared the above photo on my Instagram. I said "This product right here has been the biggest game changer in my skin care routine."  A bunch of folks were intrigued by it because I got 7 separate DM's asking all about these. So, I thought I'd give you guys a bit more info about these and share with you a few more of my favorite skin care products.

What these are is essentially a facial at home. These pads are filled with glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids. These visibly reduce signs of aging and pores. Also, they make my skin SO smooth. This is now the 5th box of them that I have purchased.
I use them every other day. On the nights that I don't use them, I use prescription retin gel.

A key in helping your skin fight the aging process is vitamin C. Don't take my word for it. This is what renowned dermatologist, Patricia Wexler has to say.

Vitamin C promotes collagen production, which has the potential to thicken the dermis, diminish fine lines, and is essential for firm, youthful skin,” Wexler says. On top of that, vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure.

It also inhibits melanin production in the skin, which helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, even out skin tone, and enhance skin radiance. Finally, “vitamin C helps to repair damage from sun exposure and collagen loss by encouraging healthy cell turnover and regeneration,” - Patricia Wexler.

I incorporate vitamin C into my skincare routine by means of Sunday Riley's C.E.O. Hydrating Cream

My skin is incredibly dry. Its SO dry. Often, this time of year, I'd find myself having the skin on my face crack.  It was so painful. What changed this was when I discovered Avant skincare.

Avant Sleep Mask and Avant Day Cream  are two of the most crucial products in my routine. These products used together have saved me from painfully dry skin.

Also, at night I use serum. I don't use the same serum each night. There are several that I rotate depending upon what my skin is feeling like it needs.


This is another one that is great for fighting fine lines and enlarged pores.

I love this for unclogging pores and fighting redness.

This is SO hydrating. It feels so good as soon as I put it on.

Of course, the one thing not mentioned here might just be the most important of all....sunscreen.
I wear sunscreen every. single. day. It doesn't matter what season it is or how much I'll plan on being out doors.

There you have it. What is your skin care routine like? What are you favorite products?



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